America's Got Talent Rising Star Dies in Car Crash at Age 29
Dr. Brandon Rogers was involved in a car accident over the weekend
America’s Got Talent is mourning the loss of one of its own.
Standout contestant Dr. Brandon Rogers was involved in a car accident over the weekend and passed away, PEOPLE has learned.
Rogers’ episode was set to air in July, a source tells PEOPLE. But on Saturday, he was involved in a fatal collision in Maryland and he died a day later at age 29 in a hospital, according to an initial report by TMZ.
Rogers was discovered by producers from the reality competition series when they saw him on Instagram covering Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee.”
In April, Rogers shared a video of himself to Instagram performing alongside the R&B group. “#tbt my start to 2017. still can’t believe this happened 😩🙌🏽 …. FOREVER grateful @boyziimen,” he captioned the post.
After learning about his passing, Boyz II Men took to their official Instagram account to express their condolences on his passing.
“Today our hearts are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dr. Brandon Rogers. A few moths back we brought this young man out to the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas to perform with us. He was great all 3 nights! Just a genuinely nice person and a really good singer! Gone too young and gone too soon,” they wrote.
“It hurts to know that the world will never have a chance to witness what his impact on the world could have been as a Doctor and even on the music world. A great spirit and a great voice. Even for the little time we knew you you will be sorely missed. May God Bless, keep and comfort your family in this difficult time,” the post continued.
Rogers frequently posted videos of himself covering a variation of songs from multiple genres on social media, including Disney and Ed Sheeran.
The late contestant shared his excitement for his upcoming turn on the series on social media at the end of May.
“Tune in tonight!! Season 12 Premiere of #AmericasGotTalent ‼️ 8/7c on NBC,” he wrote. “(…and no I don’t know which episode I’ll be on 🤷🏽♂️😂 but you’ll see me eventually lol).”